Serving Christ

Jan. 30, 2021

Scripture Readings

My first read through of this Psalm had me wondering if it is really alright to ask God to vanquish our enemies and their children? It didn't sit well with me, I am sure throughout my life I have wronged people and the thought of them praying that my children will 'gorge' themselves on what I have stored up with my wickedness is seriously concerning!

After some prayer and further reading I began to see the trust that David puts in God in these verses. He isn't asking for anything as specific as my first reading had me thinking but more that God would 'rescue' David 'from those of this world whose reward is in this life,' in comparison to those whose reward is after this life. This, in my mind, very much echoes 'let thy will be done' which is a HUGE release of control and vindication towards David's enemies.

This release of control and trust in God would have helped the mother of Zebedee’s sons. She came to Christ, interceding for her sons, asking for what she thought would be best. We see Christ respond by saying, "These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.

As a mother, these verses remind me that as I pray into my children's lives, I need to make sure that I am praying God's will, not mine. I need to serve, not only my family, but God and his plan. Lastly, it helps me remember that when I am exhausted and feeling self righteous, like I 'do it all,' that I am a joyous 'slave' and happily give my life to serving Christ!

Megan Laing

Megan is a wife and a mother and one who loves to write about Jesus